Yea, got you didn’t I? You probably thought this would be some post detailing my affection for Carly Ray Jepsen. See that’s the problem nowadays; you cannot say a perfectly overused and clichéd phrase without thinking of some ridiculous song that features it. Video might have killed the radio star, but music is now killing society’s catch phrases. Okay… okay, this will not become a diatribe about yet another thing I dislike, but instead I actually wanted to focus on the phrase itself.
In today’s day and age (I really don’t think a song has featured that…), it seems that we are less interested in using mobile phones for actual conversations and we are rapidly developing a unfathomable affection for instant messaging. What began with “call me maybe” evolved into “email me maybe” and then slowly we’ve reached the era of “facebook/bbm/whatsapp/imessage/poke me maybe.”
So I’m going to cut this post short and say I understand that all of us lead busy lives, what with our hectic schedules full of procrastination and our dwindling vocabulary and marketable social skills. Thus IM is the way forward, but come on… Stop yourself before you forget how to laugh and instead with a straight face say “lol.” Stop yourself before the tone of your voice is judged by the font you use, and your wittiness is assessed by your ability to google quotes and share them.
And… don’t I.M me… call me… maybe?